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It’s time: Save the world through prevention

It is no doubt that the outbreak of COVID-19 has dramatically paralyzed and impacted the world health system around the world, leading nations to an economic, social, and political crisis. Major cities including New York, Beijing, and Paris are in lockdowns to suppress the spread of COVID-19. More than 53 million COVID-19 cases, including more than 1.3 million of deaths, are reported according to the report posted by the UN. What’s even worse, WHO has recently warned that as the weather changes, Europe is likely to see the third wave of COVID-19 if no further special actions are taken.  


To date, millions of businesses are either affected or in the crisis of termination in the US due to poor health management. As the accumulated deaths are rising, the tension between ethnicities is escalating with governments around Europe and the US failing to keep the pandemic under control. However, there are also exceptions such as Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, Iceland where the deaths and infection are significantly below average compared with other nations. The reason lies in the prevention policies operated by the government; by detecting and tracking possible infected cases and sources, governments were able to suppress or even terminate the spread of the virus, making outstanding contributions in combat with COVID-19.   


Acknowledging the failure of nations in tackling the widespread of COVID-19, the successful examples as aforementioned have demonstrated the key in addressing the widespread of COVID-19- terminating the disease through prevention. Therefore, we believe it is time to take action, saving the world through prevention in this pandemic.


I-Shou International School

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